Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
, calling jack lew a liar saying he testified about the president's policies and plans for the economy and said there is not going to be any more deficit. sessions said to me he lied to congress, there is no way he should be the treasury secretary. >> there are people who say things all the time in washington who make lots of noise about stuff. jeff is sessions is not one of those guys. >> shannon: he is very measured. >> a measured person and the ranking republ budget committee in the senate. when you start talking that way you can't walk that back. the way people talk about hagel they usually leave trap doors i want to hear him say the following things but you start to hear the unequivocal things about lew. jack lew was the negotiator seven ram times through the ongoing debacle that we call government finance and the republicans don't trust him and they dislike him and think he is is liberal and remember this the republicans are divided when it comes to defense. some are hawkish, some are more libertarian and looking to pull back. so the republicans are divided on that. they all thin
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
. this is likely to be more subdued out of deference to the economy and national challenges faced by the u.s.a. and the new president there are metrics to show. four years ago there was about 2 million people that showed up. this time around, experts are predicting somewhere between 600,000 to 800,000 so it could be a third of the crowd four years ago. in addition these are not expensive activities trick when you consider he has taken the oath of office and in his second term but they will do in ceremony. last time around it cost $53 million and obama administration raised that money. a lot of money but that was pretty significant amount of cash. this time around, in order to raise something close to it. they changed the rules. no more limitation to private donors, they are using corporate money something that barack obama disdained but that is something he would like to steer clear of. $50,000 cap made it kept to small donors, they have blown that off, too. they are not likely to match the number four years ago, $40-50 million, another time the second time around enthusiasm tends to wane.